Asian American Students Association

Founded in 1989 as the Asian Students Association, the student group is a social and advocacy organization dedicated to promoting the interests and needs of UNC—Chapel Hill's Asian and Asian American students. The group was formed during a period when the university's Asian and Asian American student population was increasing rapidly. Early activities of the group included social gatherings and promotion of Asian culture on campus. Since the 2010s the Asian Students Association has been active in advocacy for an Asian American studies program at Carolina. In 2018 the organization adopted its current name.


Date Established: 1991

Date Range: 1991 – 1990/open